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Dispatch from Prison: How Strong Is Hope?

In my daily prayer book, the morning antiphon for today said: "The Lord chose these holy men for their unfeigned love
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Pro Baseball Players Join Protest of Arizona Immigration Law

Professional sports and political issues have traditionally remained separate. But the new immigration law in Arizona is closing that divide.
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A Generation Making Poverty Personal

"My father was born by a river bed and left to die. My mother grew up in extreme poverty. They made it. I am their story, they inspire me!" These are the words of my new friend Rudo, an amazing young woman from Zimbabwe who has come through so much and has now been chosen to be one of a thousand ambassadors of the Make Poverty History Road Trip who next week are acting to make history.
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Evangelicals on the Border: Relationship Instead of Partisanship

"When we met the young lady in Nogales, the daddy in me wanted to take her to a safe place.
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Glenn Beck, Immigration, and Social Justice

After Glenn Beck said "social justice is a perversion of the gospel" and a "code" for Marxism, communism, and Nazism, I invited him to a public dialogue to discuss the true meaning of social justic
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My Emergent Experience: 'Stories Can Close Humans as Much as Open Them'

[Read more of this blog conversation in response to the Sojourners article "
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Video: Colbert Interviews Elizabeth Warren on Financial Reform

Stephen Colbert does the second best interview in recent memory with economist, passionate advocate for consumer protection, and veteran Sunday school teacher Elizabeth Warren. Second best, that is, to Sojourners' interview with her for our April magazine cover story.

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Mother's Day Gifts

Usually when Mother's Day comes, we think of the women in our lives who nurture, teach, rear, and comfort us.
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The Gulf Oil Spill as Seen from Africa

I'm in Kenya with a group of about 150 emerging leaders from across East and South Africa.
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Saying Goodbye to Ernie Harwell

Last evening, after his Little League game, my son Luke and I called his Uncle Billy to tell him what happened (a role my brother volunteered for after Luke's grandpa died).
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